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Hey guys, I keep receiving questions about old-school characters and hand-painted textures, that's why I want to keep this tutorials list up as a default.

Epic Bible for cg-artists for FREE (no kidding), there is a few tutorials about hand-paint textures:

Two videos with hand-painted female face:

Tyson Murphy character artist at World of Warcraft team with old-school weapons tutorial:

My Demon Chaser tutorials e-book:…
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I'm 3d character--artist and I've been working in game development industry since 2005.

Here is a gallery of talented husband :iconslipgatecentral:

Current Residence: California,USA, but originally I'm from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Favourite genre of music: folk, ost, trance, ambient, chillout.
Favourite photographer: Tonya
Favourite style of art: fantasy,sci-fi
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FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure!
trustysword Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
RPG BARD KICKSTARTER LIVE at…. Thanks for your help with the example cover art which appears in the Kickstarter video and on the page (small), and on our DeviantArt page (large) where we had to route visitors because Kickstarter doesn't let you add images to the FAQ section. Still, got your portfolio information posted in both the Kickstarter FAQ and on the DeviantArt post. Please free free to share at this time. And once again, thanks!
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing and good luck!
Frrruuussstraation Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!
GreenBeams Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Digital Artist
What can i say? Your handpainted stuff is fantastic. So there. Yeah. Ahem.
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
Fch3ck Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav and watch, it's an honor. La la la la  Been a fan of your and Slipgate's work for a while, coming over from polycount. Great job on the new wow model updates, looking forward to seeing more. 
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
alessandroscarponi Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi! WoW player since 2004!! I really enjoyed your latest work on 3D models of the night elf female!

I think they are perfect especially with respect to the upper torso, some of my friends said that perhaps the thighs are too thick, but I think that they're doing well considering the aspect ratio as a function of the other muscles.

A single, personal criticism, maybe the hands are unfeminine, could be more tapered, but how can you expect this from an Hunter of Teldrassil trained to fight all along?
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment, there is a certain proportions I had to keep  from old model. Also since people usually see their characters from 3rd camera view, some body proportions should be slightly exsaturated for better silhouette reading.
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